Updated on: November 8, 2018 at 10:05 am
Revenue Estimates and Distribution
Over the course of the 25-year plan, it is estimated that $960 million dollars will be generated for local transportation investments. This amount was calculated based on a five-year average of sales tax revenues throughout the County that was then reduced to reflect a conservative estimate.
Allocation of Self-Help revenues is established within this Plan. The estimated revenue and allocation among categories is based upon 2016 value of money and is not binding or controlling. Transportation sales tax funds shall be allocated by percentage of the actual revenue received.
This funding will serve as an investment that will leverage future local, State and Federal grant opportunities. Funds will be used for all phases of project implementation, including: planning, environmental, permits, and design, right-of-way, and/or construction capital and operations projects. State and federal fund sources that may also be used to implement transportation projects and programs in the next decade include the State Regional Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Inter-regional Transportation Improvement Program (ITIP), Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act Freight and Highway Projects Program, Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (regional-estimate $15M), Regional Surface Transportation Funds (regional-estimate $10M), and Local Funding (e.g. developer fees, general funds, and Measure “Local Control”).
All revenue estimates and allocations contained in this Plan are for illustrative purposes. Actual net revenues may fall above or below the projections contained in the Expenditure Plan, therefore actual revenue allocations to each category will be based on the percentages contained herein.
Local Control 65% Total (50% Local Streets and Roads, 10% Traffic Management, 5% Bike and Pedestrian)
Local Streets and Roads, 50%, $480,150,000
Recognizing that streets are the backbone of our transportation system, this Plan provides funds to local cities and Stanislaus County, distributed primarily based on sales tax revenues to support local roads. Each agency will identify specific streets and roads that will be prioritized for repair and/or refurbishment. These funds will be used exclusively for repair and maintenance – no new roads will be funded. These funds must be used to augment current transportation spending and cannot be used to replace a local agency’s general fund expenditures.agency.
Traffic Management, 10%, $96,030,000
These are projects including upgrades to local intersections, road widening, signalization, bridge replacements and/or traffic calming methods.
Bike and Pedestrian Improvements, 5%, $48,015,000
These projects include local connectivity between communities, local schools, trails and recreation facilities. Each agency will work closely with residents to determine the type, location and priority for new or upgrades to existing facilities.
Available uses for the Local Control funding category include:
Maintaining, improving or constructing streets, roads, bridges, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities,
Community Enhancements, such as downtown streetscapes, transportation enhancements, way finding, and accessibility improvements, street lighting, street furniture and trees,
Programs that reduce transportation demand,
Storm damage repair to transportation facilities
Roadway drainage facilities,
Traffic signal coordination, intersection and channelization, and
Regional Projects, 28%, $268,884,000
These funds would be used for planning, project development, right-of-way, and/or construction of major corridor, capital projects. Proposed regional projects are at different stages of implementation. The Plan includes a set of projects identified by a combination of public outreach, local agency priorities and StanCOG Board direction based on its adopted 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. Funds will be distributed for projects throughout the County with approximately $30,000,000 left in reserve to accommodate future regional needs.